Foster, William Arthur "Arthur"

Date of birth:
June 24th, 1916
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


March 17th, 1941: Acting Lance Corporal;
August 12th, 1941: Acting Corporal;
November 10th, 1941: Corporal (war subs.);
June 5th, 1944: Acting Lance Sergeant;
July 28th, 1944: Corporal.

March 12th, 1937: Corps signals;
September 2nd, 1939: 2nd North Midland Corps Signals;
September 5th, 1939: 1st North Midland Corps;
September 10th, 1939: 1st Air Formation Signals;
September 16th, 1939 - June 4th, 1940: British Expeditionary Force France;
July 7th, 1940: 4th Command Signals;
April 22nd, 1941 - January 6th, 1944: Middle East;
June 21st, 1941: Mobile Corps Signals;
September 20th, 1941: 13th Corps Signals;
July 27th, 1942: 3rd General Headquarters Signals;
December 19th, 1942: 7th Armoured Division;
June 4th, 1944 - September 24th, 1945: North West Europe;
October 25th, 1945: 1st Corps District Signals;
April 12th, 1946: Royal Army Reserve;
June 30th, 1959: Discharge.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Royal Corps of Signals
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1945
Received in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe.
Mentioned in Despatches


  • - Supplement to The London Gazette of 6th November 1945, Issue 37340, dated 8th November 1945
    - Decorations
    - Service Record